Best Alaska Fishing Trips

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Where do you think the best fishing destination is in the world?  Alaska is touted as one of the best fishing destinations in the world. We had one of the best Alaska fishing trips from Homer (Motto: Where the land ends and the sea begins).

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Alaskans fill their freezers with fish, and tourists mail their catch home, and if RVing, some people bring a second freezer to fill while in Alaska.  We filled our RV freezer with halibut in June and salmon in August.

What if you are not an experienced fisherman?  You don’t have to be!  When going on an Alaska fishing trip, the good captains teach you everything you need to know.  That’s especially true of Captain Daniel of HomerFishing.com. Daniel was voted the “Best Fishing Guide” by Alaska Magazine in 2018.  When booking with Daniel’s Personalized Guide Service, we had no idea that he was considered tops among Alaskan fishing guides.  On a later wildlife boat trip, I was talking with a Captain who asked, ‘Who did you go halibut fishing with?’  When he heard it was Daniel, he said ‘You got the best!’

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Curacao, Best Caribbean Island for Diving

Curacao, The Best Caribbean Island for Diving and Activities in the Sun

Whether going to Curacao to dive or for the sun, Caribbean clear water, white sandy beaches, food, or culture, you picked the right place. From visiting an UNESCO city, swimming in the wild with the turtles to snorkeling with beautiful reef fish, or diving some of the top dive sites in the Caribbean, Curacao fits the bill! Find out why …

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7 Great Reasons to choose a Curacao Vacation

Curacao is by far our favorite island, due to 7 great reasons to choose a Curacao vacation. Curacao offers a gorgeous Caribbean setting with breathtaking sights.  We’ve been to many Caribbean islands and traveled extensively.  Curacao is our top choice because of its diversity in geology, people, culture, beaches, food, and the sea with wonderful snorkel and dive sites.

7-great-reasons-to-choose-a-curacao-vacation-Old town Willemstad -an UNESCO World Heritage Site

Curacao is a great place for people who like variety, lots of activities, and also for those who prefer to relax on gorgeous beaches.  Curacao is often a great stop on many Caribbean Cruises too. There are so many things to do in Curacao, including many free things to do.

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Best Curacao Beaches

Best Curacao Beaches - Porto Marie beachRecently I completed an article on the Best Curacao Beaches in collaboration with ‘GettingStamped.com.’ While I recommend that you check out the full article on their website, here are some highlights. Continue reading

Arizona’s Playground – Lake Havasu

Lake Havasu beach

Lake Havasu

Arizona’s Playground – Lake Havasu is a find! A beach town in the desert – like an island oasis, and it gets 300 days of sunshine a year. It’s a special place in my mind. We were there at Spring Break; we saw no crowds. Perhaps that is due to the remote location of Lake Havasu.

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Apache Trail – Explore the Best of Eastern Arizona

Superstition Mountains Apache Trail, Goldfield, AZApache Trail – visit it and imagine riding a horse or walking through the rugged, arid, desolate, mountainous Arizona terrain. There’s nothing in sight except foreboding mountains for 160,000 acres; yet so much is hidden here. Looking out over the terrain for as far as the eye can see, only steep rocky hills with skin-ripping cactus growing in the rocks are visible. Pretend you are hunting for the gold treasure hidden in these mountains, the Superstition Mountains.  Or simply take Continue reading

Vanuatu Islands – What makes them tourism worthy?

Vanuatu Islands – Have you heard of them? Do you know about the Vanuatu Islands? Do you know where it is? What makes Vanuatu a desirable place to visit and vacation?

Oceanfront walkwayWe were excited to go to Vanuatu, a South Pacific Island nation consisting of approximately 80 islands. Few people who we spoke to had heard of it. The Vanuatu Islands offer Continue reading

Great Barrier Reef – To Visit or Not?

Great Barrier Reef

Hawksbill turtle image credit Sola HayakawaGreat Barrier Reef (GBR) is touted as a special place, and has been on my bucket list for a long time. The question remains – ‘Is it still the special place it once was, and worth a visit?’

Having been there for 10 days in 2017, I have a strong opinion about whether it is worth spending the time and money, or not. It is not strictly a ‘yes or no answer.’ Check out our experience and my recommendations… Continue reading